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Head of Processing Technology at Sime Darby Research Sdn. Bhd

Ir. Dr. Mohd Shiraz Aris

Dr. Mohd Shiraz, 52, is the current Head of Processing Technology at Sime Darby Research Sdn. Bhd.. His key roles include managing R&D programmes, qualifying technology and deploying R&D solutions into the upstream, midstream and downstream business units of Sime Darby Plantation (SDP). 

Dr. Mohd Shiraz graduated from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1992 and subsequently completed his MSc at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK in Energy Systems and the Environment in 1998.

In 2010 he received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Liverpool. He began his career with Esso Production Malaysia Inc. in 1993 before moving onto several engineering roles in Beloit Asia Pacific (S’pore), Universiti Technologi PETRONAS (academic), PETRONAS Research Sdn. Bhd and Tenaga Nasional Research Sdn. Bhd.

 

In the oil palm industry, he often participates as speaker in the Malaysian Oil Scientists’ and Technologists’ Association (MOSTA), Palm Oil Milling Conferences and Refining Environment and Quality (POMREQ) events to share his knowledge, experience and development ideas on estate mechanization, palm oil mill processing, circularity and conservation initiatives within the industry.